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Wisconsin volunteers jump into action to help Harvey flood victims

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- There are 47 Wisconsin volunteers already in Texas, and there are 15 more that are ready to go as soon as they are assigned by the Red cross.

The Red Cross says they expect more damage from Harvey than there was from Katrina, so they need all hands on deck.

They say so far the response has been tremendous. People keep coming through the door to volunteer, and phones are ringing off the hook with donations, but the conditions near Houston are making it difficult to help.

Volunteers are being sent to Dallas right now because Houston is so dangerous they aren't sending people in or out. The Red Cross is offering a faster training process for people willing to go. CBS 58 talked to a woman who signed up for that trip on Monday. She says it's going to be tough, but it's worth it.

"To try to see if I can be of some help in Houston, they are in a big problem," volunteer Diane McCollian said. "It's a good feeling to help your fellow person, people, in this situation."

The Red Cross says there are three main ways you can help. The biggest is by donating money. You can also volunteer in person and they need more blood donations to send to Texas.

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